Polycycnis annectans Dressler 1977 SUBGENUS Polycycnis

Flower CloseupPhotos by Patricia Harding.

TYPE DrawingTYPE Drawing by Robert Dressler .


Common Name The Linked Polycycnis [refers to this species connection to Kegeliella]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes in dense and very wet forests most often on trunks at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elliptic, plicate, petiolate leaf that blooms in the late spring through summer on a basal, pendant, densely brown hispid, 7.2 to 14" [18 to 35 cm] long, 7 to 20 flowered inflroescence with 4 to 5 papery, ovate-elliptic, acute bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 12 No 1 1977 photo/drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;